Foam Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications

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Paul Stevenson
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 3, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 548 pages
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Containing contributions from leading academic and industrial researchers, this book provides a much needed update of foam science research.  

The first section of the book presents an accessible summary of the theory and fundamentals of foams. This includes chapters on morphology, drainage, Ostwald ripening, coalescence, rheology, and pneumatic foams.

The second section demonstrates how this theory is used in a wide range of industrial applications, including foam fractionation, froth flotation and foam mitigation. It includes chapters on suprafroths, flotation of oil sands, foams in enhancing petroleum recovery, Gas-liquid Mass Transfer in foam, foams in glass manufacturing, fire-fighting foam technology and consumer product foams.

Key features:

  • Foam fractionation is an exciting and emerging technology, starting to gain significant attention
  • Discusses a vital topic for many industries, especially mineral processing, petroleum engineering, bioengineering, consumer products  and food sector
  • Links foam science theory to industrial applications, making it accessible to an engineering science audience
  • Summarizes the latest developments in this rapidly progressing area of research
  • Contains contributions from leading international researchers from academia and industry
 

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Contents

About the Editor
Introduction
Foam Drainage
Foam Ripening
Coalescence in Foams
Fraction?
Particle Stabilized Foams
Acknowledgement
Froth Flotation of Oil Sand Bitumen
Foams in Enhancing Petroleum Recovery
Foam Fractionation
GasLiquid Mass Transfer in Foam
Foams in Glass Manufacturing
Firefighting Foam Technology
Foams in Consumer Products
Foams for Blast Mitigation

Pneumatic Foam
Formation and Stability
Acknowledgements
Froth Phase Phenomena in Flotation

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About the author (2012)

Dr Paul Stevenson is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Paul has a First Class Chemical Engineering degree, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Paul has worked in the field of foam and its industrial applications for eight years, and has published extensively on the fundamentals of foam science and the use of foams in flotation and fractionation.

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